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Macbeth Both plays written by William Shakespeare Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet are considered to be great tragedies, yet they are very different. There are many similarities and many differences between the two plays. In Macbeth a man is obsessed with becoming king and having absolute power. In Romeo and Juliet, a couple is obsessed with each other. Both stories end tragically, but that was makes these plays great. Both plays have lots of drama and mystery. Both plays have indirect meaning to them, such as don't trust anyone and love comes at a hard price.

Both plays have noticeable similarities to each other. In Macbeth, Macbeth lived a secret life with his wife. This was due to the fact that they were murderers. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet also live secret lives because their families were sworn enemies. In both plays, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, have secrets that no one else knows.

In Macbeth, Macbeth kills or has to do with the killing of many characters. In Romeo and Juliet, there're also many killings also between the two families. Both murderers want what the other side has to offer. Another very noticeable similarity in he plays Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet was that the main characters in both plays die at the end. In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth dies of a sickness. Soon after that the sword of battle kills Macbeth. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo though that Juliet is dead, he then kills himself. Soon after that Juliet finds out that Romeo was dead and kills her self. In both plays dramatic irony plays a huge role.

Though there were some a couple obvious similarities, there were tons of differences. In Macbeth, foreshadowing was used through out the...